Man stopped after driving illegally for 40 years

Police are unsure if the man has even passed his driving test

A man who was stopped on a motorway by police said he had been driving without a license for 40 years.

The unidentified man was also driving without insurance, West Midlands Police said. 

He was stopped at the Nechells area of Birmingham at 09:45 BST.

“He has committed a criminal offence, and the matter will proceed to the courts,” a West Midlands Police spokesman told the BBC.

“We don't know whether the driver had even passed his test,” he added.

His vehicle was seized and impounded, and the DVLA were notified, the Central Motorway Police confirmed.